Nick Trombetta, founder of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, was unsuccessful in blocking the public from a hearing today on his motion to dismiss charges that he siphoned some $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

Judge: Hearing to remain open for cyber-charter school founder

Nick Trombetta is charged with siphoning $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

about 22 hours ago

 State police investigate the death of a man whose body was found near an alley in Union, Lawrence County on Sunday.

Teen charged in Lawrence County home invasion killing

State police said Anthony John Welsh, 17, of New Castle is charged with second-degree murder, robbery and other offenses.

2 days ago

Police investigate death of man found along Mercer County road

Police said Michael Anthony Johns Sr., 60, of Grove City was found lying on Irishtown Road near Route 58 in Pine, Mercer County.

2 days ago

 Police officials talk about recovered items stolen from construction sites during a news conference Monday at the Ohio Township police garage.

Police crack ring that stole from construction sites

The suspects allegedly stole appliances, tools and materials valued at more than $100,000 from houses under construction during the past

1 day ago

 Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., greets people before the dedication of a high school named in his honor Sunday afternoon in Cranberry.

Cardinal Wuerl blesses school bearing his name

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, a $70 million facility, was dedicated Sunday.

2 days ago

Police: Reserve man agreed to pay for sex with 14-year-old

Richard M. Mikulan, agreed to pay the undercover officer $50 for oral sex, according to the complaint.

1 day ago

I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close next two nights

Restrictions should be lifted by 6 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

1 day ago

Old Freeport Road in O'Hara closing for bridge repairs

The road was scheduled to close for one week starting at 6 a.m.

2 days ago

Lane to close on northbound Route 19 in Pine

The closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday between Route 910 and North Chapel Road.

2 days ago

Police investigate Union Township homicide

Authorities have not released the identity of the young man. No further information was available Sunday evening.

2 days ago

County police investigate body found in Ben Avon

Allegheny County police are investigating after a man was found dead along a Ben Avon hillside Friday evening, officials said Saturday.

3 days ago

Cardinal Wuerl to return for dedication of namesake school

The new location of North Catholic High School, in Cranberry, will be dedicated Sunday.

4 days ago

Ex-Harmar police chief pleads guilty to ballot tampering

Richard Toney admitted that he violated election laws by soliciting absentee ballots for his wife and a running mate.

5 days ago

Paving resumes tonight on I-79 in Marshall

Traffic restrictions will be in effect from 9 tonight until 9 a.m. Saturday.

4 days ago

Ultralight plane makes crash landing in Lawrence County; no one hurt

Wayne Township police were called to Wurtemburg Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. for a report of a downed aircraft.

4 days ago

 A Port Authority bus crashed Monday when it veered off the Parkway North and went over an embankment along Evergreen Road.

Driver who left scene of bus crash on Parkway North had prior incident

Brookline man was charged in 2011 with failing to remain at scene of crash, but the charges were later dropped.

5 days ago

 National color marketing manager Dee Schlotter demonstrates using PPG’s new color workstation and digital kiosk at its new paints headquarters complex in Cranberry. The facility formally opened Thursday.

PPG celebrates keeping new headquarters close to home

PPG opens it new North American architectural paints headquarters in Cranberry, but it wasn’t a sure bet the region would get the facility.

5 days ago

Ben Avon Heights Road in Ohio Township to be restricted today

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Home Depot Drive and Camp Horne Road.

5 days ago

 Jessica Mazzoni.

North Allegheny graduates raise money for Zimbabwe clinic

Two college students are using crowd funding to benefit renovation of an outlying medical facility.

6 days ago

 A Port Authority bus crashed Monday after veering off the Parkway North.

Lawyer says second Port Authority driver not at fault in parkway bus crash

The attorney said he believed the crash was caused by a malfunction of one of the buses.

6 days ago

North Allegheny school district staff grows

An annual report shows the district has about 25 more employees than it did two years ago.

5 days ago

 Stack of homemade items Girl Scouts from Pine-Richland created for the immigrant children being housed at Holy Family Institute in Emsworth.

Pine-Richland Girl Scouts help immigrant children in Emsworth

Three teens create welcome bags, collect books for unaccompanied youngsters being housed at Holy Family Institute.

6 days ago

North Hills school to allow ads on its website

Thought Process Enterprises of Ellwood City will sell and design up to two ads per page for the district website.

6 days ago

Harmony's comeback a decade later since Hurricane Ivan flooding celebrated

On Saturday, the town is marking a decade since Hurricane Ivan flooding.

6 days ago

 Cutting meat at the food bank run by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh are, from left, Moshirah Abdalla of Highland Park, Jann Grovogui of Oakland and Niaz Khan of the Hill District.

Muslims in Islamic Center of Pittsburgh demonstrate little-known facets of their faith

For 22 years, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland has been the largest Islamic institution in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

6 days ago

Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: FTC to refund $4.4 million

Victims of the business coaching scheme include residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

6 days ago

Grant helps bring Greece to McCandless classrooms

McDonald’s restaurant makes rare delivery of check to a Carson Middle School teacher who wins MAC classroom grant.

6 days ago

Babcock Boulevard lane closures set today in Ross

Lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Rock Ridge Road and Brookview Lane.

6 days ago

Leetsdale, Berkeley Hills and Aspinwall fire departments to share FEMA grants

Three fire departments get almost $100,000 to be used for operations, training and safety equipment.

6 days ago

School news: North Hills, Fox Chapel Area

Fox Chapel Area

6 days ago

 Andrew Surloff appointed as assistant superintendent of the Quaker Valley School District

Quaker Valley names high school principal as assistant superintendent

Andrew Surlock will fill a dual role until a new high school principal is named.

6 days ago

North happenings


6 days ago

 David Goldberg, left, executive vice president in charge of Allegheny Health Network's central region, and David Parda, system chair, Cancer Institute of Allegheny Health Network, tour Allegheny Health Network’s new Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion in Pine on Tuesday. The medical facility will open next Wednesday. In the background is a linear accelerator for cancer treatment.

Health networks increase presence in North Hills

With AHN set to open a new medical pavilion in Pine township next week, one of the medical system’s most obvious needs has been addressed.

1 week ago

 Emergency crews work the scene Monday where a bus drove off the southbound side of Interstate 279 in the North Hills.

Union leader disputes claim Port Authority bus drivers were reckless

Stephen Palonis, president of Local 85 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, said he had spoken to both drivers.

6 days ago

Line painting crews on Parkway North today

PennDOT urged motorists to stay well behind the paint crews to avoid vehicle damage.

1 week ago

PennDOT revises I-79 ramp work schedule in Marshall

One closure scheduled for tonight has been canceled while another ramp will shut down at 7 p.m.

1 week ago

Police: Cranberry burglar stole pills to support habit

Justin T. Owens, 33, was arraigned on four counts of burglary in connection with the break-ins at WorkWell Physicians PC on Rowan Road.

6 days ago

 Emergency crews work the scene Monday where a bus drove off the southbound side of Interstate 279 in the North Hills, flipped down a hillside and finally came to a rest on Evergreen Road.

Bus drivers may have been racing before crash off parkway

Surveillance video shows the drivers gesturing to each other, possibly in a joking manner, as they raced down the Parkway North on Monday.

1 week ago

Obituary: Milton H. Dalbow / Cancer researcher, veteran of two wars

In the 1970s, Pittsburgh was home to the largest comprehensive cancer center in the nation.

1 week ago

 Mihir Garimella, 14, with the flying robot on which his project was based. Mihir, a sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School, earned top honors in the International Google Science Fair.

Fox Chapel Area sophomore earns top honors at Google science competition

Mihir Garimella, of O'Hara, placed highest in the 13-14 age group and in the Computer Science category for his project.

1 week ago

PennDOT revises schedule for I-79 ramp closures tonight in Marshall

The ramps will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday during paving.

1 week ago

Man, teen charged in home invasion, stabbing in Butler County

Police said a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, wearing gloves and masks, entered a Karns City home around 8 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago

 A Port Authority driver was injured after her bus veered off the Parkway North, went over an embankment and landed on its side on Evergreen Road about 2:10 p.m. Monday on the southbound side of the highway north of the exit to Venture Street, authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

Driver injured when bus veers off highway, goes over embankment

Carrying no passengers, the bus went down an embankment and came to rest on its side on Evergreen Road. The injured driver was taken to AGH.

1 week ago

Ramp to I-79 in Marshall to close overnight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. today and reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 week ago

Franklin Regional accepts federal funding

The school board directors voted unanimously to approve acceptance of Title IA and Title IIA funding for the 2014-2015 school year.

1 week ago

HOV lanes opened to relieve congestion from Parkway North crash

State police said one person was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the four-vehicle crash, which occurred at 7:45 a.m.

1 week ago

Acquitted in state court, Farrell man gets seven years in federal gun case

The judge ordered that Jashaad Coleman of Farrell serve the sentence after he completes a four- to 11-year term in unrelated cases.

1 week ago

 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

1 week ago

Judge approves payment after botched federal raid in Bellevue

The money is part of a proposed $100,000 settlement the government agreed to pay to settle a suit brought in June 2011 by Gary Adams.

1 week ago

 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

1 week ago


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